Continuity mistake: When Zoolander, Hansel and Matilda are drinking the tea near the end of the movie, the "steam" in Zoolander's cup keeps on changing to from overflowing the cup, to half way down and none. This is without ever refilling his cup. He can even be seen blowing some of the steam out and next thing it's full again. (00:58:00)

Continuity mistake: When Derek was giving the eulogy for his model friends, they show him from a distance and there is a barge slowly going by in the river behind him, within a second they switch to a close up and the barge is gone. (00:17:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Derek Zoolander is being interviewed by Mugatu for the first time, when Mugatu's assistant brings him his drink and Mugatu spits it out you can see the drink all over the top of his mouth. Then you see him right away after that and it is gone. (00:27:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Matilda is being thrown out of the day spa and Katinka tell's K-mart about her outfit, the door behind her is open. The very next shot of Katinka, the door is shut. (00:32:45)

Continuity mistake: When you see Derek leaving the funeral and Matilda says his name, there is a nubian female with gold hoops around her neck next to her. The second time Matilda says Derek's name, this girl is gone. (00:17:50)

Continuity mistake: At the Derelicte show, Derek is getting his makeup put on. He has black eyeshadow all around his eyes and it kind of "stretches" down his face. When he comes out onto the runway, his eye makeup is different. (01:11:30 - 01:13:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Derrick and Matilda arrive at Hansel's, watch Hansel's turquoise necklace. It goes inside and outside his shirt a couple of times, while talking at the door. (00:54:55)

Continuity mistake: When Hansel is rappelling down to the D.J. booth, he has gloves on. When he stands up, the gloves are gone. (01:14:35)

Continuity mistake: When Derek is cuffed into the brain wash chair and the music starts, the speakers bump. In the very next scene when Derek says "I Love This Song", they are not moving at all. (00:33:20)

Continuity mistake: During the 'Eugoogalizer' conversation between Matilda and Zoolander, look behind Derek, you see two men getting into a car next to the one Zoolander is going to climb into. As Derek is saying "Mugatu, if you knew anything" the men are about to get in but in the next shot they're already in the car. (00:17:45)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Hansel, Matilda and Derek are in the kitchen, the morning after the orgy, everyone else is asleep in the background. Derek's mobile phone rings and then there is a shot of Matilda. Behind her you can see that they are now sat holding phones up to their ears, then when we next see them they are asleep again. This is because the joke where they all answer their phones was cut, leaving only Derek and the chef who answer theirs in the final cut. (01:01:55)

Continuity mistake: When Derek and Matilda are driving after leaving the walk off, the vehicle driving behind them is the same vehicle as when they leave the cemetery to go to Hansel's loft. (00:47:45 - 00:54:40)

Continuity mistake: In the Relax scene, when the girl says "I want you to relax", the first birds eye shot of her, her hands are behind her back, but when you see a close up view of her, her left hand is up. (00:31:45)


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Continuity mistake: When Mugatu leaves from behind the desk to show Derek the model, the chair Mugatu spins does an extra 180 turn. The chair front is still facing the wall. (00:27:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mugatu is talking to Mr. Ballstein, Todd gives Mugatu the phone to talk to Mr. Ballstein. The camera cuts to a shot where you see Mr. Ballstein in the bathroom. In the shot after that, Todd and Mugatu have switched places. (00:22:30)

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Continuity mistake: When David Bowie steps forward to Hansel and Derek, he grabs his hands around their shoulders. As the shot changes from Bowie's face to Hansel's, his hand is gone from Hansel's shoulder, but after the shot turns to Derek and then back to the view of the three of them as it was from the beginning, his hand is back. There's a shot of the back of Hansel's neck with no hand, the angle changes to the front again and the hand is back. (00:43:40)

Continuity mistake: When Maury tells Derek Mugatu wants him for his new campaign, he points at Derek with his left hand. The very next shot you see his arm was never up in the first place. (00:19:50)

Continuity mistake: When Derek is being interviewed by a reporter on the red carpet, a woman with an afro passes behind Derek twice, without turning around. (00:06:22)

Continuity mistake: While Hansel is standing in the doorway listening to Matilda explain why they need a place to hide, Hansel's left hand changes a few times through out the scene, C shape & flat on door. (00:54:45)

Continuity mistake: When Derek is in the club telling Hansel "That's a walk off challenge, my friend," they are close together. When Hansel whips out the scooter, he's about five feet away, and then they are back together again. (00:42:00)

Revealing mistake: At the funeral when Derek is giving the eulogy a tombstone on the right of screen almost falls over in the wind. (00:15:55)

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Derek Zoolander: I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.

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Trivia: Another family member of Ben Stiller shows up. After the Zoolander commercial at the end the director of the commercial who comes up to Derek is Ben's brother-in-law

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Question: Where is that stream of water coming from on the lower left of the screen, when Matilda is on the ground from being thrown out of the spa?

Answer: It was raining and it was that water from before just running down the semi-sloped road.

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